Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A few new things...


We took our brood to Lawrence (home of our beloved Jayhawks...go KU!) the other day to get out of the house and enjoy some time on  Main St. (known as Mass. Street in Lawrence).  It is the most beautiful picturesque small town America.  With brick streets and brick buildings intact.  Even more impressive when there is a Jayhawk on every corner but I digress. After bribing my family with lunch I spent a much needed hour in the Antique Mall.


My loot is small, but I think it is quite mighty. 


Nice wooden egg cup for a few cents.


I nearly screamed when I saw this.  Just the box is enough to make my day.  These card images have always been so loved by me...and now I have the box.  Can you even imagine the day when you got 12 brightly colored over sized cards for 79 cents in a box!


This one was tough. I imagined finding a pink one, maybe aqua, if I am lucky a yellow one, but this one is more 1968 green.  Almost sage...not quite avocado. I have been looking for so long and they gave me a deal.  Sold...a salesman size rotary phone at last.


Perfectly placed upon my newest Cath Kidston drawers.  With a tally card (thank you Laurie) and tally sized pencil just in case I need to take a call.

24 comments:

Sandy said...

Renee,
I just wanted to stop in and say hello....you know there is paint that could paint that phone...I am sure of it! I had never heard of salesman size phones...too cute!
I am waiting for my husband to get home, we are going to Olive Garden for a free dinner! Have a great night! Hugs, Sandy

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Great Christmas photos!
Fun find, LOVE the tiny phone!
Happy New Year!
Warmly,
deb

Ann said...

Love the Hallmark cards/box! I'm a KU alum and my daughter lives in Lawrence. Visiting the antique mall on Mass is one of our very favorite things to do together. Then lunch at Free State or any one of the other wonderful restaurants downtown. Thanks for sharing.

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh goodness, Renee! I love your new finds! I'd grab up that phone, too! And that card box....dreamy! Would love to visit that little town--sounds just perfect!

Hope your Christmas was wonderful, dear friend!

Julie

Ruby Jean said...

Oh I LOVE your LOOT.... you should stop in and link it up.. :) I collect Rotary phones.. I actually just got another Pink one completely in tact with the old phone jack and cord LOVE it.. :) I actually have a small collection of wooden egg cups and hats... they are so CUTE... Wish I could go shopping with you... Have a GREAT week and wonderful NEW YEAR!!

Holly Loves Art said...

Thank you for sharing all the lovelies! I would have flipped for those cards!!!
They are so darling and just my style too.

Happy New Year!
Holly

donna said...

Renee you found some GREAT treasures. My husband asked if I wanted to go junking today and of course I said yes. Well, I found a black phone like that. And I came inches from buying it but I didn't. I am with you I guess I was hoping for another color and passed it up.
Hugs
donna

laurie -magpie ethel said...

That box is SOOO YOU. Glad you found an hour to hit an antique mall...my favorite kind of break. The little tally card looks just perfect with the phone. xo

Kim K. said...

I'm so glad you were able to steal away for a bit of antiquing. That card box is DIVINE. Laurie is right. The box is totally you. How were the birthday celebrations for your special 13 year old? Celebrations all around!

Betsy said...

What great finds! I've been looking for a rotary phone too--in red. I still love the sound they make when you dial. My kids just don't get it!

Kathy said...

Love that phone!! I used to have one in my art room until one of my sone talked me out of it. It didn't function for dialing or talking but it was plugged in and DID ring so I could hear the phone in the main part of the house. One day, about 10 years ago, I was at my Grandmothers house and she said she would really like a pizza so I said I would call and order one and go pick it up for her. I went into her bedroom where the phone was and it was an old black rotary phone. I had to stare at the thing for a minute or two to remember how to work it - LOL!

delia hornbook said...

Wow great buys love the little card box that is gorgeous ;-)) Enjoy your lovely phone to. Happy new year, dee x

Melissa said...

Isn't Lawrence the best? I was just in the mall on Mass but I sure didn't see that box or it would have been mine! :o) How cute! I am glad you got it.
If you are ever in Wichita you have to go to the Paramount antique mall. You would love it.
Happy New Year!
Rock Chalk!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Good morning, Renee! How fun to find that card box! I know 2 of those sweet images.

I have a black rotary phone with a terribly tangled cord. Someone must of liked playing with it while chatting! I've thought of painting big hot pink dots on mine. I THINK about a lot of things. ☺

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Hi Renee, great to see you're still out antiquing, even right after Christmas! I'm with you, that card box is bodacious! My daughter, 8, laughed when I explained to her what a rotary phone was. She can't believe we actually had to dial. It used to drive me crazy if I missed a number, or didn't completely dial right cuz then I'd have to start alllll over again!

GardenofDaisies said...

I agree, Mass. Street in Lawrence is a fun small town America downtown. (And I am not a KU Alum.)
Love the Hallmark Mademoiselle box you found!! And the little egg cup is so cute... little girls in pigtails are sweet.

~~Carol~~ said...

I would have been over the moon to find that card box, because those are some of my favorite cards! And your avocado phone makes me smile. I have a pink, aqua and yellow one, but I'm not collecting them. No really, I'm not!

Julie Stewart said...

My father was a 'phone man'. He worked for Pacific NW Bell, before it was purchased by AT&T. I am pretty sure all of the phones in his office were that green. Most office phones were black. So, those were styling! LOVE the card box!

Jorgelina said...

Happy 2012!

Mom Walds Place said...

After Christmas can be so much fun! Thank you for sharing. Those Hallmark cards are "to die for"!

Sandie said...

Oh my word!!! That Box!!!!! It is FABULOUS! (Said like the Grinch says it!) And now we have the same phone! You had a great outing there Missy! So excited for you!

SueLovesCherries said...

Happy New Year, Renee! I would have screamed if I saw that Hallmark card box, too! So perfect! I'm catching up on my blog reading and have really enjoyed your posts from the past few weeks. Keep 'em coming!

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

My family and I were at a KOA campground outside Lawrence earlier this fall. I didn't know that it was such a quaint, beautiful town until it was too late. We were there as a "meet in the middle" type place to celebrate my granddaughter's birthday. I must say the weather was beautiful while we were there! I'd love to go back again to check out the main street AND antique mall. :)

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Oh Renee,
I just saw a pink phone just like it yesterday! I wish I had known. Well, if you want it I will be back there and can check on the price next time I go! Happy new year!
Julie